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Museum Studies Exhibit Design and Development class project, Creation Stories: Craft, Culture, and Environment in Northeastern Native America. This exhibit features Native American objects from the Northeastern United States and Canada and looks at how intersections of nature and culture affect Native American art and craft.
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Objects of Inspiration IV is an ongoing series of exhibits based on the work of Professor Christi Clancy’s creative writing class. For the fourth straight semester, students selected an object from the nearly 3700 objects in the Logan’s digital collections, came to the museum lab to “meet” their objects, and composed poetry based on their thoughts, feelings, and experience with the objects. Museum staff then installed the objects and poems they inspired together in the museum (1st floor through spring semester '14).
[Indus Valley Logo] The Indus civilization included some of the world’s earliest cities, and its writing system is one of the last remaining undeciphered scripts. Students in Professor Rama Viswanathan’s FYI (First Year Initiative) course researched this complex society and did innovate work such as 3-D scanning of the Logan Museum's seal impressions. The students’ posters and the seal impressions are on exhibit in the Foyer of Memorial Hall through February '14.
[Wings of the Worlds] The act of flying, and the animals that have the ability to fly, have been interpreted by humans as impossible, demonic, divine, mathematical, terrifying, mechanical, and even boring. UP: A Natural History of Flying was researched and designed by students in the First-Year Initiatives (FYI) seminar. As part of this course, students are comparing the cultural significance of biological flight. Established in 1991, the FYI seminars introduce college-level study in which entering first-year students learn to be both students of the liberal arts and students at Beloit.
[Ancient Whispers Title Graphic] Ancient people whisper their stories to us through the traces of the lives they left behind. Archaeologists collect and record these whispers in the forms of objects, human remains, and careful observations of the built environment. Excavations by Beloit College students at Starkweather Ruin, a Mogollon culture site, near Reserve, New Mexico in the 1930s illustrate how these traces are collected, and, taken together, what they can reveal about ancient lives. On the Museum’s first floor.